Women and Girls Football

This is our hub to discover all the disciplines and activities available to female players across the country.

The Women in Football portfolio is being created to identify the various development areas that require focus in order to increase female participation in football across Canada at all levels- as athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers and in all disciplines: Tackle, Flag and Touch.

Check out below to see the latest news and upcoming events for female football.

Upcoming Events

July 20 - 28, 2024

2024 Women’s U18 Nationals

Fredericton, NB

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Latest News

Nomades win first Canadian Championship in overtime thriller

MONTREAL (May 5, 2024) – The Collège Montmorency Nomades are the Canadian Collegiate Flag Football Champions after a 13-12 (2OT)

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UdeM looking for three-peat at Canadian Collegiate Flag Football Championship

MONTREAL (May 4, 2024) – UdeM will head into Sunday looking for their third consecutive Canadian Collegiate Flag Football Championship

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Five teams undefeated after Day 1 at Canadian Collegiate Flag Football Championship

MONTREAL (May 3, 2024) – Five teams, all from Quebec, remain undefeated at the end of Day 1 of the

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Training and Development

Football Canada and provincial football organizations offer development clinics for girls and women to learn to play or to further skills. As an active for life sport, clinics engage participants to have fun while improving physical, mental awareness to allow for long term play in competitive or recreational environments.

Female Football is developing in Canada and around the globe.

Female Sport Links

In 2004 the New Brunswick Women’s Football league began. That year, the league consisted of only two teams. The Lady Gladiators and the Saint John team then called the Simonds Seagals.

In 2005 the season started off with 4 teams, with the addition of the Moncton Vipers and another team form St. John. Unfortunately low numbers and early injuries plagued both St. John teams forcing them to amalgamate and the bulk of the season was played with 3 teams.

In 2006, Halifax, Nova Scotia, came on board bringing the numbers back to four. This also caused a name change from the NBWFL to the Maritime Women’s Football League.

With many obstacles to overcome the growth of the league was slow and at times discouraging. New teams needed enough money to buy all new equipment, or share with teams. Also recruitment of new players has been a challenge. Many of the new recruits have never played before, or for that matter never watched a game.

The league now has implemented Football Canada’s Junior Player Development Program as a development process so that the girls come up through a system.

Following the 2010 IFAF (Senior) Women’s World Championship in Sweden, the Western Women’s Football League was established in the spring of 2011.

There is a sense of pride as the league continues to grow and develop and more importantly that it gives the opportunity for girls to play tackle football.

Various leagues and teams dedicated to Women’s tackle football are being formed across the country. For more details, visit the following links.

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